Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com) as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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OCTOBER 10, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
14 Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix

Keeping your home in top-notch condition doesn’t mean spending all your free time on maintenance chores; some upkeep and repair projects can be done quickly and without the help (and expe...

OCTOBER 10, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About the Queen Anne House

A number of architectural styles are associated with the reign of British monarchy, but few compare to the impressive nature of the Queen Anne style that swept through America at the turn...

OCTOBER 5, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About the Driveway Apron

Most folks don’t give their home’s driveway apron a second thought unless they’re installing a new driveway or repairing an existing one. The apron, also known as the approach, is the par...

OCTOBER 5, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Taping Drywall

Professional drywall taping crews make it look so easy: They move quickly, slather compound on every joint and nail hole, and leave behind walls that are ultra-smooth. While taping drywal...

OCTOBER 2, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do When a Garage Door is Not Opening

Q: When I returned from work today, I pushed the button on my remote garage door opener—but the door didn’t budge. Even after putting new batteries in the remote, the garage door still is...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Ventless Fireplaces

Nothing feels quite as nice as the cozy glow of a warm fire on a blustery winter’s day. While wood-burning models are the age-old standard, most of today’s new fireplaces are fueled by ga...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Know Before Installing a Shower Drain

Replacing a shower drain isn’t usually a difficult task, but it always pays to be prepared for complications before you start the job, especially as every project is different. While it s...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! Why It's a Mistake to Mount a TV Above a Fireplace

Q: We just bought a new 55-inch flat screen TV, and I’d like to hang it over the fireplace in our family room. But my husband’s afraid that heat from the fireplace will mess with it. Is i...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MONDAY
All You Need to Know About GFCI Outlets

When it comes to electricity, safety has always been a major concern, but thanks to the development of ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (GFCIs), the risk of being severely shocked...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 | SATURDAY
10 Telltale Signs That a Home Will Be Going on the Market

If you’ve been house-hunting for a while, you know how frustrating it is to comb through the listings every week only to discover that the best houses are already under contract before yo...